A 21-year-old man died outside Tuscaloosa Thursday night after he was struck by a passing SUV, Alabama State Troopers confirmed Friday morning.

Corporal Reginal King, a spokesperson for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency in West Alabama, said the victim was walking along Highway 82 around a mile east of Tuscaloosa when he was struck by a 2022 Cadillac Escalade.

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King said the victim, 21-year-old Samuel R. Ellis, was pronounced dead at the scene of the single-vehicle collision, which occurred around 9:40 Thursday night.

Both Ellis and the driver, a 45-year-old woman, were from Duncanville. The Thread will not identify the driver unless investigators determine criminal charges are necessary in this case.

King said the deadly wreck is still under investigation and no further details were available Friday morning. Stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for updates if they are released.

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